Hardware Thread 2020  


  1. Posts : 2,535
    Windows 10
       #531

    ThrashZone said:
    Hi,
    Nice the beast has arrived
    Surprised you didn't get a aorus or another one didn't you already have one pci-e 4 ready

    I think my Daughters B350 is ....
    I got 6950x and a 8086k the 6950x is on its way out to make room for the Beast
    I might keep it or sell it still a great chip but the age is there this new stuff runs laps around it
    Still running my 1080ti till a real good card pops up the 3080ti looks power hungry but who knows ,,,,,,,,,,,
    This time around AMD should have GPU'S that should kick some butt coming soon
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  2. Posts : 27,011
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #532

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    Or you need a bench in doorules garage
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  3. Posts : 16,507
    Windows 11 Pro X64
    Thread Starter
       #533

    Cliff S said:
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    Or you need a bench in doorules garage
    I have an AMD Wraith Prism RGB I can send him
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  4. Posts : 5,897
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #534

    Dude said:
    Interesting, which DAC do you have?
    It's nothing to do with the on-board soundcard. I've been using this Teac UD-503 for the last 4 years...

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    Attached is my Sennheiser HD 700 headphones, but the DAC also runs my powered Audioengine A5+ speakers and S8 sub.

    Dude said:
    I googled ESS Sabre and got all kinds of results
    The ESS Sabre listed in my specs is what's listed for the onboard soundcard. Here's my motherboard specs, scroll down to Hi-Fi Audio System.
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  5. Posts : 16,507
    Windows 11 Pro X64
    Thread Starter
       #535

    sygnus21 said:
    It's nothing to do with the on-board soundcard. I've been using this Teac UD-503 for the last 4 years...

    Hardware Thread 2020-_adm4882.jpg

    Attached is my Sennheiser HD 700 headphones, but the DAC also runs my powered Audioengine A5+ speakers and S8 sub.



    The ESS Sabre listed in my specs is what's listed for the onboard soundcard. Here's my motherboard specs, scroll down to Hi-Fi Audio System.
    Thanks, Im going to research DACs some more
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  6. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro
       #536

    ThrashZone said:
    Surprised you didn't get a aorus or another one didn't you already have one pci-e 4 ready
    Might have been in the same boat that I was in. I generally like to stay with a few select brands when it comes to SSD's. Really wish Samsung, WD and Intel would get a PCIe 4 version of their drives out. I got a great deal on my WD Black drives for my son's computer and they were still version 3, but I figured he benefitted more by having 2x the capacity, rather than having a bit extra speed.
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  7. Posts : 5,897
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #537

    Dude said:
    Thanks, Im going to research DACs some more
    DAC's can vary in price depending on features, build, and options. I paid $900 (was $1000) for mine new. It also has a built in headphone amp, and can accept various input sources besides just USB. It also play DSD & Hi-Res audio natively.

    It's smaller than it looks being only 11.5 inches long, 9 inches deep, and less than 3.5 inches tall. I love it. The only thing it doesn't do it multi-channel surround but that's fine by me.
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  8. Posts : 19,491
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #538

    Just chasing a new AiO cooler, this CM Nepton 140XL is over 5 years old and looks like it's getting tired, average temps are about 10c higher than used to be. If CM was still making it, I would grab a new one but now I'm in a pickle as there are many in that range. Nominally, 3700x is 65W TDP but obviously goes higher than that when pushed, For best auto boost operation it needs to stay at or below 62-65c and now it's dropping at least 100MHz at 71c+.
    I had my hart set for Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240 but can't find it anywhere around here. Now researching 403 Forbidden which is also 140mm single radiator.
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  9. Posts : 16,507
    Windows 11 Pro X64
    Thread Starter
       #539

    CountMike said:
    Just chasing a new AiO cooler, this CM Nepton 140XL is over 5 years old and looks like it's getting tired, average temps are about 10c higher than used to be. If CM was still making it, I would grab a new one but now I'm in a pickle as there are many in that range. Nominally, 3700x is 65W TDP but obviously goes higher than that when pushed, For best auto boost operation it needs to stay at or below 62-65c and now it's dropping at least 100MHz at 71c+.
    I had my hart set for Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240 but can't find it anywhere around here. Now researching 403 Forbidden which is also 140mm single radiator.
    I lucked out when I got the Arctic 240, thought about stepping up to the 280 or 360 but out of stock. The 240 is really good, I run the fans 100% and it is quiet
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  10. Posts : 19,491
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #540

    Dude said:
    I lucked out when I got the Arctic 240, thought about stepping up to the 280 or 360 but out of stock. The 240 is really good, I run the fans 100% and it is quiet
    Yeah, they seem to have disappeared from market, fan on pump blowing on VRM is really nice touch. Also had great price. Don't want to pay 150-200 Euro on the cooler. That NZXT I'm looking at is less than 100 around here.
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